WAGH Whittier recently decided as a group to move our donations from the MEDA project to World Relief. MEDA is a great and worthy organization, yet it seemed the "Through the Garden Gate" project in Afghanistan is no longer a focus for them. With similar timing, Cindi's husband joined staff with World Relief. This provided the opportunity to change our group's direction to support the Stand/Together Project to also empower women, this time in Africa. Cindi is currently the WAGH Whittier facilitator. WAGH is now in its 5th year. For further information on the Stand/Together Project:
This article, Eating Well as a Spiritual Discipline, is worth the read. It has some fresh truth to it. Take a moment to read it and digest the ideas. Puns intended. Food for thought. Digest. Get it? Anyway, here you go:
Introduction Isn't it ironic that there is an obesity problem in the USA, and yet people are starving throughout the world? What if money for a weight loss program went to impact world hunger, instead of going to support the profitable weight loss industry? WAGH encourages women to build and maintain habits of healthy eating and physical activity for a sustainable lifestyle with the desire to use global resources responsibly. WAGH was created in 2008.
Our Tandem Purpose 1. To raise funds for a reliable organization that works to address issues of poverty and hunger, especially those impacting women and children.
2. To encourage women through shared accountability and personal support to build and maintain habits of healthy eating and physical activity for a sustainable lifestyle with the desire to use global resources responsibly.
Levels of Involvement • Home Group Participant • Area Host: coordinate a local group with minimal effort. • Area Facilitator: encourage others to share at monthly small group gatherings. The format is the same each month and simple to facilitate.
For further information, contact Cindi: email@example.com
Cindi, a writer, educator, and advocate, has told stories in spoken and written word, through photos, and in the classroom since she was a child. With over 20 years experience in the public, private, and home education settings, and a business background in publicity, she currently serves as an administrator and visiting teacher in a local non-site based charter school.
Cindi shares the adventures of life with her husband, a fab yellow lab, and loved ones. They have friends living on the second floor of their home. Her heart beats for social justice, focused on educational equity, compassionate immigration reform. She is a SoCal resident, Ohio native, granddaughter of a Dutch immigrant, daughter of Dick and Jane, and middle child yet oldest. It was nothing short of a miracle that she completed degrees at Wheaton, Purdue, and Pepperdine. She is a community volunteer through her local church and World Relief.